Annual Howard Giving Tree

If you’ve visited the school in the last couple days, you may have noticed that our Giving Tree is set up in the hallway.  Each year, Howard students and teachers collect warm hats, gloves/mittens and socks to donate to those in need in our community.  Donations will be collected and placed on and around the tree.  If you would like to donate, please send new winter items:  hats, gloves/mittens, and socks.  Thank you for your generosity!

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Thank you!

Dear Howard Learning Community,

Thank you for the amazing level of participation in our efforts to donate to families in need this Holiday Season.  As you know, we partnered with Yogurtopia to collect food items for Gleaners Food Bank. We also partnered with Project Dignity by taking collections of clothing and other essentials for families in need.  Your generosity during this collection period has been extraordinary, and reflects very highly on our entire community.  By taking part in this process, we are teaching a very valuable lesson to our students about taking care of those who are less fortunate.  This reminds us all to be thankful during the holiday season. We are blessed to have such a wonderful community!

Thank you to everyone who participated or helped in any way!

Congratulations to Mrs. Turk’s class for winning the Yogurtopia challenge to donate the most food items! The students all received a $5.00 gift certificate from Yogurtopia!


PTA Reflections

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home.
Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme:

“Within Reach”

Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:
Dance Choreography
Visual Arts
Film Production
Music Composition

Entry forms and guidelines are available in the school office, or from Susan Brice at

The due date for entries is Monday, December 4th.  

Absence Line

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Please Call: 313-827-6351

For your convenience and our efficiency we have a Voice Mail Absence Hotline for you to call in your child’s absence. The system is operational twenty-four hours a day, so you can call anytime. Absences must be reported no later than 9:30 A.M.

As you leave a message, please include the following information:
•    Student’s name
•    Reason for absence

Thank You 🙂

Picture Retake Day

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Wednesday, November 29th 

If you are not satisfied with your child’s portraits, return them on retake day and Lifetouch will re-photograph your child free of charge.  If your child missed picture day and would like to purchase portraits, order forms are available in the office.  

“Cans for a Cause”- November 6-20

Dear Howard Learning Community,

We are working with Yogurtopia and Gleaners  to collect non-perishable food items for families in need during the Holiday Season.  Students will bring the items to class starting this Monday to be tallied by the teacher, and then placed in the boxes in our hallway provided by Gleaners Food Bank . The class that collects the most items will receive a $5.00 gift card for each student and a visit from Miley the friendly Yogurtopia mascot!

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Cans for a Cause

Thank you!

Dan Blessing


Howard Elementary School

Halloween Costume Parade

Dear Howard Learning Community,

On Tuesday, October 31st at 1:30 p.m., we will be having a Halloween parade. The students are really looking forward to this, and we want them to enjoy it as well, so let’s work together to make this experience enjoyable for all students.

We are asking that you do not include the following items for the Halloween costume parade if they are part of your child’s costume: Masks, “costume blood”, or “costume weapons.” These items are not allowed in school.

Also keep in mind that the children will not wear their costume to school in the morning as to not disrupt the learning environment. The teachers will give the students time to change into their costumes prior to the costume parade. Your child should be able to put on their own costume with help from their teacher if needed. Parents will not be allowed to assist with costumes, etc. This is going to be a busy day for the office and we are trying to limit unnecessary traffic in the office, halls and classrooms. Please check the teacher blogs for more information that may be specific to your child’s class on Halloween.

Thank You!

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